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How can I make pumpkin purée?

To make homemade pumpkin purée, you should cut the pumpkin into small pieces, and then steam the pieces in a steamer for 10 to15 minutes until they are soft to poking a fork. Alternatively, you can microwave the pumpkin without cutting it. When the pumpkin is softened, then you should mash it to have pumpkin purée.

Is pumpkin a fruit or vegetable?

Pumpkin is a fruit since it is the product of a flowering plant and has seeds.

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pumpkin cake bread machine recipe

Emine Aslan January 18, 2024
Pumpkin Cake Bread Machine Recipe

Summary: Autumn is at the door, so are the pumpkins and the recipes with it. How about starting the pumpkin season with this pumpkin cake recipe?

Tags: Bread machine pumpkin cake

Cook Time:1:50 hour
Prep Time:10 minutes
Author:Emine Aslan
Calories: 264

Pumpkin is the symbol of autumn and seen in almost all fall layouts. It has deserved this status not only because it is harvested from the end of August till the end of October thus consumed almost all autumn long, but also because its colors from yellowish pale green to orange perfectly resemble the leaves on the trees in fall. Pumpkin perfectly matches the autumn landscapes with these features.

Pumpkin is a low-carb and high-fiber fruit that helps regulate blood sugar level. Pumpkin cake is one of the several recipes that make you enjoy eating this healthy fruit. Even though this recipe is called pumpkin bread in some websites and cookbooks, we call it pumpkin cake since it is sweet and made with baking powder and baking soda instead of a yeast. However, both names refer to the same food in the end.

Pumpkin cake has a smooth mild pumpkin flavor which goes very well with black tea and coffee. It is also perfect for breakfast and can be eaten toasting, slathering it with butter or cream cheese, or drizzling some honey or jam over it.

Let’s learn how to make pumpkin cake in the bread maker!

Tips for your bread maker:
Bread Machine Program: Cake (#8)
Delay Start Time Available: No
Color Option: Yes
Weight Option: No


  • 1 cup canned pumpkin purée

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 cups all purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 8 tablespoons butter (melted)

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice 


  1. Open the lid of the bread maker and remove the pan from the machine by pulling it upward.

  2. Make sure the pan is clean and both kneading paddles are in place.

  3. Add all of the ingredients in a large bowl, mix them until a smooth batter forms.

  4. Pour the batter into the bread pan.

  5. Put the bread pan back in the bread machine pressing it down so that it clicks into its place, and close the lid.

  6. Plug the bread machine into an outlet and press the “Power” button to turn the machine on.

  7. Use the “Program” button to select the program #8 for the cake cycle.

  8. Press the “Color” button to choose your desired crust color.

  9. Press the “Start” button to start the cake making cycle.

  10. The machine will let you know by making a beep sound once the cake making cycle is finished. Open the lid at this time and remove the bread pan out by using a pot holder.

  11. If you do not remove the pumpkin cake immediately, the bread machine will automatically go into a warming cycle to keep the cake warm for one hour.

  12. After taking the bread pan out of the machine, flip the pan over and gently tap it to remove the pumpkin cake. Make sure the kneading paddles are taken out of the cake.

  13. Slice and enjoy your pumpkin cake!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice
% Daily Value
Calories per serving
38.9 grams
10.5 grams
4.2 grams
62 milligrams
326 milligrams
1.6 grams

    You can serve pumpkin cake topping with cream cheese frosting. They match each other very well.


    Pumpkin cake should be stored in an airtight container to prevent it from drying. It will last up to 2 days at room temperature, and up to 5 days in the refrigerator. You can also freeze pumpkin cake to consume it much later.